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Portman Campaign Releases New Web Ads

Locally Targeted Online Banner Ads Will Focus On Strickland's Tenure As Governor When Ohio Lost 350,000 Jobs 

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Following Ted Strickland's U.S. Senate announcement, the Portman for Senate campaign today released locally targeted online banner ads highlighting a collection of former Ohio employers who moved jobs away from the state during Ted Strickland's term as governor. During Strickland's tenure, Ohio lost 350,000 jobs and ranked 48th in job creation.  

"Ohio workers deserve so much more than what Ted Strickland delivered as governor," campaign manager Corry Bliss said. "While Rob Portman fights every day to expand opportunity for Ohio workers, Ted Strickland's tenure as governor saw hundreds of thousands of job losses that rocked local communities all over the state. And our campaign looks forward to discussing the contrast between the kind of future Ohioans deserve and the difficult past when Ohio struggled under Strickland.” 

Background on the job losses featured in the ads:

Wilmington, Ohio lost 8,000 jobs when DHL closed during Strickland’s term. (CNN, 11/10/08)

  • Strickland Claimed He Was Helpless. “Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland said he expects more job losses… Strickland said he has been tracking the development in Wilmington very closely, but has been helpless to do much about it.” (WHIO, 1/1/09)


Dayton, Ohio lost 1,200 jobs when NCR moved to Georgia during Strickland’s term. (CNN, 6/2/09)

  • Strickland Couldn’t Even Identify NCR CEO. “Dayton is not alone in feeling slighted. [The NCR CEO] said that he attended a renewable energy conference in New York… and during lunch sat next to Governor Strickland — who, he says, not only did not know who he was, despite his name tag, but never introduced himself.” (New York Times, 1/24/10)


Cincinnati, Ohio lost 400 jobs when U.S. Playing Card Company moved to Kentucky during Strickland’s term. (Cincinnati Business Courier, 6/5/08

U.S. Playing Card Company

Columbus, Ohio lost 60 jobs when General Products Corporation moved to Indiana during Strickland’s term. (Inside Indiana Business, 7/7/08

General Products Corp.

Columbus, Ohio lost 50 jobs when Axiobionics moved to Michigan during Strickland’s term. (O&P, 7/8/09


Cleveland & Columbus, Ohio lost 46 jobs when Electrolux moved to North Carolina during Strickland’s term. (Cleveland Plain Dealer, 12/17/09) (Columbus Dispatch, 12/16/09)